Studio Institute

Paley Curatorial Intern

Paley Center -- Curatorial Intern

Please see instructions on how to apply at the bottom of this page.

The Intern will develop a detailed and comprehensive written plan for an exhibition on a specific topic or genre that could be planned around Black History Month. The exhibition idea will incorporate: (a) a series of public screenings of significant, relevant materials from the 160,000 Paley Center media program archive, based on criteria to be provided by the Paley curator; (b) a themed series of two or more live panel discussions for a public audience; (c) a display of media-related physical artifacts (images or objects); and (d) a series of essay topics, interviews, and podcasts on PaleyMatters (blog postings by curators and other media experts). The proposed idea for the exhibition should be vibrant, resonant and relevant, and designed to attract the general public, as well as media professionals. 

The Intern will benefit from this internship by learning about the challenges and opportunities of the curatorial process at a media archive/institution and learning how to approach developing an innovative and compelling multi-part exhibition on a theme that has been explored with exhibitions at numerous other cultural organizations in New York City and nationally over many years.  

Projects Include:
- Conceptualizing and drafting an idea for an exhibit to go up at the Paley Center in February 2019
- Work with the curator of television and radio at the Paley center to come up with content for an exhibition
- Interact with the PaleyMatters blog series to create a series of essays, panels, and interviews that are illuminating of Black History through a Paley-specific lens

This position pays $13/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $500 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program. Visit the Program Details page for more information.  

1) Will be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student as of the Fall 2018 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.
Attend college in New York City, or live in New York City. 
3) Have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000. This number is on your FAFSA form, to see what it looks like -- click here. 


1) To apply to a position, please click here and fill out the eligibility application form
2) Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. 
Note: once you're verified as eligible for Arts Intern, you can apply to as many positions as you'd like. You do not have to submit the eligibility application more than once. 
3) You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, transcript, and recommendations to the email below these instructions with the subject "Arts Intern 2018 Approved Application".

Once you've received confirmation of eligibility, email your application to Ron Simon at